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Postgraduate Students


At any time there are between fifteen and twenty postgraduate students in Materials Engineering.


Velile Vilane
Grain refinement of titanium alloys
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Vicky Cain
A fatigue study on Ti components produced by the Selective Laser Melting process
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Ryan Matthews
Primary water stress corrosion cracking studies of structural materials in pressurised water nuclear reactors
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Iosif Vazirgiantzikis
Investigation into the surface modification of Ti-6Al-4V to facilitate antimicrobial ionic silver intergration for use in implantable orthopaedic devices
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Nicolas Cardenas
Investigation into the applicability and performance of the Digital Image Correlation method to measure creep strain in pipe welds in the Eskom power station context.
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Francisco Agostinho
Development of High Performance and Efficient Coating Repair Systems for Offshore Tropical Marine Environment
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Hiranya Naicker
Parametric study on the compactibility of Ti-6Al-4V during direct powder rolling
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Kashir Singh
Experimental Investigation of Creep Damage of a Thermally Exposed Component in Coal Power Plants
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Sandy Mariaye
The effects of hydrogen as a temporary element on the compaction, partial sintering, hot rolling and annealing processes in the manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V by powder metallurgy.
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Leebashen Naicker
Influence of Heat Treatment Condition on SCC Properties of Low Pressure Turbine Blades – FV520B Stainless Steel
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Rabelani Masindi
The influence of steckel mill process parameters on dynamic and static annealing response of AISI430 ferritic stainless steel.
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Megan Steytler
The commercial feasibility and potential product applications of direct powder rolled titanium
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Candice Mias
To investigate the effect of processing parameters on the microstructural evolution and texture development in AA3104 aluminium alloy during hot rolling on a reversing mill
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Lehlomelo Matjelo
Mechanical and microstructural characterisation of Ti6Al4V alloy produced by the selective laser melting (SLM) at different scanning speeds
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